March 7, 2011 4.36 pm This story is over 156 months old

Get fit with free Nordic walking

Striding forward: Lincolnshire Sports Partnership are helping people get fit with a free Nordic walking session.

Keen walkers or those interested in taking part in trails can now try Nordic Walking in Lincoln with a free session.

Nordic walking is similar to normal hiking, but involves walking poles for enhancing upper body and leg muscles, which burns more calories.

The event will be headed by Nordic Walking Instructor Martin Thomas, who is keen to get people keeping fit and trying out something new.

He said: “Nordic Walking is fun and easy-going; participants will have the chance to meet new people and make new friends, whilst taking part in activity.

“The session is aimed at anyone interested in walking, and all the walks we do take about one hour.”

Physical Activity Manager at Lincolnshire Sports Partnership Sarah Ferneyhough said: “Nordic Walking is an enhancement of ordinary walking and is twice as effective.

“Walkers will be given walking poles to enhance muscles, burning 46% more calories than ordinary walking even though support from the poles makes it feel easier.

“It really is great for anyone who enjoys walking.”

The free session will take place on March 8 at 6.30pm. Walkers should meet at the South Common on South Park.

To book a place or for further information, contact Martin on 01526 399121 or email him.

Source: Lincolnshire Sports Partnership